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What should I write about? What topics?
Hopefully –you’re trying to write for futurescope – you have a good idea of the type of content regularly published on this site. If you not any idea, please browse around and get a touch for the place.
Most pitches are for “high-level” ideas. Rather than really dig into a simple topic, these posts express in sci-tech and merely unique.
Looking for posts that will make my readers go “amazing”. Posts they can’t wait to share with their friends. Posts people won’t forget & browse again, later.
What about length of posts?
This is a big one questions. As we can’t express shortly or less informative, guest posts should be a minimum of 1,200 words.
And this doesn’t mean write 1,000 words and add another 500 of filler. If anything, it means you should try to write 2,000 words and edit down to 1,500 words. Your post will be crisper, clearer, and far more likely to be accepted.
What about links?
Your post can contain links to other, relevant things you have written (provided we approve of them, and provided the links make sense within the post), as well as links to other, relevant sources (blog posts of others, research area, tech magazine etc.).
Should I include photos?
Yes, but only if you have permission to use them. If you’re using a Creative Commons image, be sure to provide its link so we can give proper credit to the owner. Screenshots are welcomed and encouraged.
To ensure they look the best, please use images with widths of 720px or larger.
Profanity, adult subject matter, crude humor, and the like are prohibited. This is a tech site, so if you want to be published on futurescope you have to keep it clean. This is not a place to be political, preachy, or polarizing. Think “slice of life” not “in your face.”
What should I do after publishing?
It’s expected you will promote the post on social media and email it to your list of subscribers (if you have one). It’s also expected you will be active and timely in the comments section.
Who retains ownership of my post?
You will always be credited as the author, but once your post has been published on futurescope.co, it becomes the property of futurescope.co.
In short: You’re the author, but you’re giving over ownership to it.
This means you shouldn’t publish it elsewhere. It also means you shouldn’t take it, tweak the title, change a few words here and there, and publish it elsewhere. Google won’t like that (and neither would we).
Can I be a regular contributor?
If you prove to be a quality writer who actively promotes his/her guest posts and interacts with readers in the blog, I may ask you to write on a recurring basis.
Please email photos in jpg format, we prefer landscape or square format.
Please include a short bio, 3-4 sentences, as serious or silly as you want to be. If you find this difficult, we may be able to write one for you.
You may also send us links to your Twitter and Facebook accounts and they will show up in your bio box.
What will happen after I submit my pitch?
Once you submit your pitch, we’ll review it. If your pitch is accepted, I will send you an invitation to edit.
After your draft is complete, you’ll send me a quick email and the editing process will begin.
We’ll repeat as necessary.
Please Note: Your post will not be scheduled for publication until it’s met the futurescope.co standards. Don’t feel bad. Even great blogs author get edited.
*DISCLAIMER: Submission does not guarantee publishing. We may not be able to use your piece for a variety of reasons. Futurescope.co editors have worded it nicely: “Please don’t be offended if we suggest changes.”
Anything else I should know?
- Your post needs to be free of spelling and grammatical errors.
- SEO friendly article, Keep “keyword” in mind for that also.
- It needs to be insightful, helpful, and worthwhile.
- It needs to be new and unique. By that I mean it has not been previously published in any form.
- It should be written in a conversational style. In other words, the fewer similarities to Russian literature the better.
- It should keep paragraphs short. White space is your friend.
- It should break up sections using H2, H3, or H4 headings (like I’m doing on this page). This helps with clarity.
- Please let us know if you DO NOT want your name and/or photo included, we do accept anonymous posts.
How to submit your pitch
Got all that? Good. 🙂
To send me your pitch, please click the button below…